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12-Year Old Kid Buys 3 Ferrari Models After Selling App to Google, But Is It True?

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Here's the thing with the story you're about to read and watch: we don't know if we're supposed to feel amazed, jealous or suspicious. To sum it up, the super- and sports-car loving crew over at FGear.TV on YouTube, posted a video interview of a 12-year old kid, likely from the UK judging by his accent, who currently owns not one, not two but three Ferrari models. If true, it would make him the youngest owner of Maranello's creations in the world that we've heard about.

The video description reads: "We met up again with 12 year old Callum who purchased a Ferrari when he was 10. Now, he has 3 Ferrari's including a 458 and a 599GTO and soon to be a star in a documentary series."

The boy is named Callum and he tells FGearTV's Yusef Mamoojee that he is a self-made millionaire after creating an unnamed app that he sold to Google when he was eight. The internet giant then allegedly signed over a check for $/£ 8.5 million (it is unclear if he was paid in US dollars, GB pounds or in another currency) the following year, which Callum used to buy the three Ferraris.

Many YouTube commentators are skeptical about the story with some calling it a hoax due to a lack of details. For example, user 'alix514ify' said:

"No surname. No name on the app. Holes everywhere in his story. Sounds like he studied his story. Which 12 year old talks like this? What kind of father allows his 12 year old to buy those cars?"

Others, however, like user 'Daandude1', believed Callum's story and were critical of some commentators who raised questions about its veracity:

"I think this kid is much smarter as all the guys together who unliked this video...people are hateful when goes about money even in this case about a boy of 12 y old. It's a sick world"

We did a quick search on Google, but came out empty handed, though, we will note that the information provided in the video is not adequate (if you have more details, feel free to tell us in the comments or in an email). What do you think; is this story real or a clever hoax to bring in views?

Update: Tipster Shawn pointed us to an older video of Callum from FGear.TV, shot in 2010.


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